Beto O’Rourke Says He Can Beat Donald Trump In Texas
Texas has not gone blue since 1976 when it voted for President Jimmy Carter. Since then, it has been a top objective of the Democrats to flip the state. O’Rourke, who served as a Texas U.S. House representative, thinks he’s the one to get its 38 electoral college votes for the Democrats. Out of the five most-populated states, Texas is only one that has continuously voted for Republicans. A victory there almost certainly put a Democrat in the White House.
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A recent poll showed O’Rourke beating Trump by 11% in Texas. The poll also showed that Texans had him as their top Democratic pick – not national frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden.
O’Rourke says his campaign can “change the electoral landscape” in Texas by appealing to independents and women.
O’Rourke’s lost a U.S. Senate seat to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by 3% in 2018 the smallest margin for a Democrat statewide in decades.